Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Feudi Di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico

Feudi Di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico 2010
Avellino, Campania, Italy

Review: This is the second Aglianico I've reviewed. The first was from transplanted Italian vines cultivated in Paso Robles, California. This gem is the real deal, hailing from the heart of Irpinia in Campania. The wines are generally pretty similar, although this Aglianico is a bit lighter in body.

The wine has light aromas but deeply intense flavors of blackberries, bramble, and licorice. One of the things I love most about an Aglianico is the high acidity. It makes for a nicely refreshing, mouth watering wine. The acidity is balanced with smooth soft tannins and round fruit -- a great combination.

Food Pairing: Salty meats and cheeses. 

Bottom Line: I just adore the fruit on this wine. So tasty!

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2010
  • PLACE: Irpinia Aglianico DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata)
  • GRAPE: Aglianico
  • BOOZE: 13% 
  • CELLAR: Drink now, hold for a few years

Where did I get it? I have no idea! That's twice in two weeks. Must keep better records...
What's the damage? Mid Priced (I think)

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